it. number one, if panama changed its cabinet, every single day for a week they would repeat each member's name. if there was one different name, they would do the whole thing over and over again. they even on saturday had a column called "incoming and outgoing ships." when people said they read the times from cover to cover, when it was a two-section "times" what they met was a scant things that they had read yesterday. there was a great deal of admiration in the times. it was the reliable place to go, "all the news that prince." in its heyday, it was a very important part of history. let's take the normandy invasion in june of 1944, a major historical event, well, most of us did not remember that, but if you think about it, could you show the ons of the allies' progress radio? no. television was invented, you might remember, at the end that washe 1938's, but it suspended for the war effort. "the times" was the source of how the allies were doing, and i use that as a point of departure in my book. they had full reporters, but the most accurate news wasn't really in the newspaper.